Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Hundred-Handed Ones (Hecatoncheires)




The Hecatonchires were born of Gaia and Uranus. They were stronger, more overbearing, and more fierce than even the mighty Cyclopes. They had 100 arms and 50 heads each. Their names were Cottus, Briareus, and Gyges. Uranus was disgusted by these children, so in a fit of outrage he cast them into Tartarus to be locked up forever. Gaia was distressed about this and asked the Titans for help in retrieving them. Only Cronus agreed to help. Gyges and Cottus revolted against Zeus and were imprisoned in Tartarus by Zeus as punishment. They were was guarded by Briareus.

8 comments:

mavericstud9 said...

Why do artist keep drawing crap they know is physically impossable and just plain stupid.I know,these things are mythological,but hey,you can alter things to keep up the times and not draw on material created by the ancients,who were ignorant and saw the world differently than us.Thats not creativety-that's just copying junk from someone else.

Andy said...

The hundred-handed ones? First time I hear of them! :)

damned1s said...

If you are going to draw just physically possible items....use a camera. The whole point of creativity and art is lost on you mavericstud. Your name isn't creative and pretty much lines you up as a meathead. His drawing is updated btw, his interpretation I beleive is not something the "ancients" would concieve. I would like to see what you would draw. based on your name I am expecting maybe a van painting of a girl ith big its and a horse with fire. HA!

Saxtus said...
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Saxtus said...

.. did he really draw that? mabye he just didn't put a bibliography..

Saxtus said...

HA!

Saxtus said...

name one thing from the greek gods that is physically possible.

efd said...

to those who think that artist are stupid by drawing these stfu they draw them based off of the religion there not gonna draw somthing else so stfu yes technically they are copying and it aint creative but usually they draw these for the soul purpose of research and to explain not for art they draw to depict what the legend says for those who cant read was wat it used to be for but now everyone can read so its just there to further explain what the greeks may have thought they looked like